Webinar Recording: Why the COVID Crisis Requires Trauma-Informed Solutions & Strategies

June 24, 2020

View Webinar Recording View PowerPoint View Resource Guide As a result of the COVID crisis, many people have experienced significant losses. Subsequently, helpers and healers are being asked to do more. The need for our services, support, and leadership to help individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and communities will continue to grow exponentially. While talk about ... Read more

Webinar Recording: Self-Care, Preventing Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue

April 13, 2020

View Webinar Recording Self-care, preventing burn out and compassion fatigue: This webinar will provide practical strategies for social workers and other individuals in the helping profession to reduce stress during the Covid-19 outbreak. Psycho-education, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques will be provided. Additionally, the webinar will discuss strategies that can be used at home or ... Read more

C-U Community Resource Guide: COVID-19

March 25, 2020

If you have resources you’d like added, email Katie Shumway, CLL Director at kshumway@illinois.edu. Childcare Resources Clothing Food Distributions Immigrants in C-U Internet Legal Aid Restaurants Offering Free Meals Seniors Shelter and Housing Assistance Support Groups Transportation ... Read more

2020 Alumni Awards Recipients

March 18, 2020

Learn more about each of our alumni awards and information on how to nominate someone here. Distinguished Alumni Award Kathryn Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW In the late 1990’s, Kathryn Wehrmann spearheaded efforts to bring child welfare services in Romania up to 21st century standards and practices, which under a dictatorial regime was institution-based, primitive, and ... Read more

2020 Scholarship Awards Recipients

March 17, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of our School of Social Work scholarships and awards! These scholarships wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous donors who have invested in our student body. Interested in supporting social work education and helping students transform lives and make an impact on our community? Contact Nathan Goebel to ... Read more


POSTPONED: Poverty Summit 2020

March 3, 2020

The Poverty Summit is an extension of the Poverty Simulation that has been hosted by the School of Social Work in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the past four years. The summit will include a keynote speaker and plenary sessions covering topics such as food insecurity, ... Read more

Sondra Fogel: Inspiring a Culture of Giving

January 22, 2020

“As social workers, we give so much of ourselves to others and various organizations, but we often fail to give back to the places that prepare us to fulfill the important mission of our profession – our schools!” By naming the School of Social Work at Illinois as a beneficiary in her estate, Sondra Fogel ... Read more


SSWR 2020 Conference Presentations

January 14, 2020

Click the link below to download a comprehensive list of presentations by Illinois Social Work faculty and PhD students. SSWR Presentations Join us for a reception to network with fellow alums and current faculty on 1/17/20. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Treasury Room, Floor M4 (8:15-9:45 pm) ... Read more


Wellness Wednesdays-Spring 2020

January 14, 2020

All events will take place in Room 2018. Space is limited. Registration is required to attend. Healthy snacks will be provided. January 29, 2020 Organization: Two Roads Wellness Emotional Wellness: 6 steps to improving emotional wellness Please click the corresponding time below to register: 12:00-12:50 p.m. 5:00-5:50 p.m. Registration closes on 1/26 at 11:59 pm ... Read more